01206 Area Code

Colchester Telephone Numbers

The 01206 area code covers Colchester and the surrounding area.

01206 numbers can also be based in the following locations near to Colchester:

  • Brightlingsea
  • Great Bentley
  • Higham
  • Layer-de-la-Haye
  • Nayland (Suffolk)
  • Peldon
  • West Mersea
  • Wivenhoe

Please note that an 01206 number does not necessarily come from one of these locations, although the majority do.
People or businesses based outside of this geographical location may still register 01206 numbers.
This is often done to give the impression of having a local presence.

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How to write an 01206 telephone number

The correct way to write number beginning 01206 is in the format 01206 xxxxxx

The local number (the part of the number after the dialling code) is 6 digits long

The cost of calling an 01206 number

When calling from a land line, calls to 01206 numbers can cost up to 10p per minute, dependent on the time of day, and there is usually also a call set-up fee.
When calling from mobile phones, calls to these numbers cost between 10p and 40p per minute.

Most land line operators offer inclusive call packages which allow calls free at certain times of the day, or at all times, and most mobile companies include free any-time minutes in the monthly contract payment, or a bundle of minutes for a reduced cost in the form of a top-up credit.

Codes near to the 01206 area code:

View a list of the allocated number ranges for 01206 numbers

Map of the area covered by the 01206 dialling code

Map of the 01206 area code